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Multicultural Scholarships and Fellowships in the Rubenstein School

Higher Education Multicultural1 Scholars Program (Bachelor's Level)

Environmental and natural resource issues affect every one of us. Society needs citizens from diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds who understand the natural world and can work together to promote a safe and healthy environment. The goal of the Multicultural Scholars Program at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is to create a more inclusive curriculum and atmosphere in the School and to demonstrate the relevance of natural resources to all segments of society, which will lead to an increased multicultural diversity in the natural resource workforce.

Sponsor: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Eligibility: High school seniors applying to undergraduate majors in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.

Qualifications: Per the USDA NIFA, "Scholars will be selected based on academic ability, commitment to a career in the environment and natural resources, and enhancement of cultural diversity. Other considerations may include a student's status as a first-generation college student, chosen major in relation to the needs of the college or university, or projected human resource requirements of the environment and natural resources field. Students from all racial and ethnic groups are eligible for scholarships." Evidence of sincere interest and aptitude for success in a natural resources major. Special consideration given to candidates with demonstrated financial need.

Contact: If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, please contact:
University of Vermont
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Dean's Office
220 Aiken Center
Burlington, VT 05405

802-656-4280
envnr@uvm.edu

Your UVM Admissions Application will be reviewed for scholarship, and you will be asked to submit additional materials for consideration. Scholarship awardees will be notified in mid-April.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement Numbers: 2006-38413-16608; 2007-38413-17815; 2008-38413-18729; and 2009-38413-05260.

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Graduate Multicultural Fellowships

USDA National Needs Graduate Fellowships: In past years, the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources has awarded USDA National Needs Masters of Science Degree Fellowships in various need areas of the natural resources field. These full fellowships provide tuition, health insurance coverage, and a stipend for multicultural students intending to pursue research related to environment and natural resources. These awards are available dependent upon Federal funding. There are no Fellowships currently available.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the fellowships, multicultural candidates should be citizens or nationals of the United States as determined in accordance with Federal Law. Candidates should not have completed two semesters or equivalent hours of full-time graduate study or been previously enrolled in an academic program at the master's degree level.

Contact: For information, contact Carolyn Goodwin Kueffner (cgoodwin@uvm.edu) 802-656-2511.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement Numbers: 2008-38420-19547; 2008-03699.

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Doctoral Multicultural Fellowships

Eligibility: To be eligible for these fellowships, multicultural candidates should be citizens or nationals of the United States as determined in accordance with Federal Law and have or be near completion of an MS degree in a related field. These awards are available dependent upon Federal funding. There are no Fellowships currently available.

Contact: For information, contact Carolyn Goodwin Kueffner (cgoodwin@uvm.edu). 802-656-2511.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement Numbers: 2008-38420-19547; 2008-03699.

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1USDA definition: "Multicultural means the variety of interests, talents, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of students that enhance the overall educational experience of all students."

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